Artists >> Chater Russell
A recurring fascination with staged and seductive spaces and the language of display pervades my practice. Works often embrace materials and imagery that evoke formalist and/or kitsch aesthetics and seek to explore spaces and states that could be said to be 'between' or 'beyond'. I am currently working on a series inspired by white-washed windows which have long held a fascination: seeming to me to speak of both the poetic and formal concerns of painting, i.e: sign and symbol, gesture and mark making, the frame and grid, surface, transience - and the need to leave a trace.
2008 - 2008 PGCert Teaching In Higher Education (Art & Design), University Of The Arts, London 1999 - 2000 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College Of Art & Design, London 1995 - 1998 BA (Hons) Fine Art, University Of Central England, Birmingham
Select exhibitions in no particular order include: Is there anyone home?, Galerie Zurcher (Paris/New York); The Trouble With Painting Today, Pumphouse Gallery (London); Shaping Silence, Grey Area Gallery (Brighton); Sorry We're Open, Unit 2 Gallery/Whitechapel Art Gallery (London); Visions of Desire, Galeria Espacio (Valencia); Intersculpt, Museum of Science & Industry (Manchester); Powerless Structures, Schwartz Gallery (London); Science Fiction: Double Feature, Ikon Gallery/The Custard Factory/BIAD (Birmingham); Qui est la?, Abbaye du Ronceray, (Ange/France)
I have undertaken three solo exhibitions to date and also co-curated a series of exhibitions. I was previously a Co-Director of Dalston Underground Studios, whilst I currently work at University Of The Arts London in both an academic and administrative capacity. I have given talks on my work and also undertaken residencies.